Joe, To the best of my knowledge these are Claiborne County people.
My mother gave me all the old pictures since at the time no one else seemed interested. She never got rid of anything. I am thankful for that.
My mother was Bertha Sizemore dau of Joe and Mary Jones Sizemore. Grandpa Joe died in 1927. I've tried to get a death certificate but seems there is none. I have record that a grandson, son of Robert & Tena Evans Sizemore (my mother's half-brother) died at Manring and a son Luther was born in Manring, Tn 1909. That was when mining was booming I guess.
My grandpa Joe is buried up the "holler" but I haven't been able to get there. I seem to remember going way up the holler years ago.
I had forgotten all about it since I hadn't been there in over 50 years but after about half dozen trips and running into a couple who had lived there some of it came back.
When my grandpa Joe died my grandma later married Emil Gratz.
He is buried at Fork Ridge Cemetery. I have been to that one several times and rambled with friends until I decided I was pushing my luck with snakes and gave up until everything died down.
My brother and I went over there in November and finally found his grave. The top has come off the stone and was covered in vines etc. We have to go back and try and clean it up and repair the stone or try and get a new one.
That cemetery is a terrible mess. I joined that cemetery association but they didn't list it. I offered to donate something to helping clean it up but seems like they are several in the same shape.
I will send you a large picture of my grandparents and several other people and a baptizing with several people with Bryson, Tn 1910 on back.
I didn't mean to give you a history lesson on my family.
I'm going to try and get further up that holler and find that cemetery. I am told it his hard to find. I have a friend in Cincinnati that wants to come down and try and find it.
I enjoy your site. I enjoy reading about the county. jean howard
My grandpa Joe Sizemore on right with suspenders and black hat, down front grandma Mary Jones Sizemore (hair back in bun) holding daughter Shirley , born 1907, beside her is Gr Grandma Melissa Caldwell Jones, looks like an apron & Scarf, my mother, Bertha Sizemore . born 1901,
in front, little girl with hands crossed in front. Ky.
By the ages of my Mom and Aunt Shirley looks like taken about 1910 possibly. A son Luther was born 1909. I don't know if any of the babies could be him.
The younger man in back with hat behind young girl my mom says is Woody Lee. Luther's birth is listed as 1909,
I think these are
people. Claiborne County
Robert Sizemore Bryson, Tn 1910 is written on back. My mom said this was her dad, Joe Sizemore, I have found a lot of old pictures have written the persons name they are giving them to instead of the person in the picture.
I have been meaning to take this picture to a newspaper or printer and have it blown up and see if I can identify any of the family. jean howard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1. William Isaac Evans. He married Arminta Minta Savage, daughter of Andrew Jackson Savage and Sarah Loy. She was born Abt 1856 in Union County,
, Tennessee . USA
Children of William Isaac ? Evans and Arminta Minta Savage are:
+ 2 i. Andy Evans.
+ 3 ii. Tine Evans.
+ 4 iii.
5 iv. Abe Evans died in
6 v. Bettie Betty Evans. She married Grover Smith.
7 vi. Maybelle Evans. She married John Shoffner.
8 vii. Child #9 Evans died in Died Young.
+ 9 viii. Floyd Evans.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 2
2. Andy Evans (William Isaac ? Evans1). He married ? Norton Arnold.
Children of Andy Evans and ? Norton Arnold are:
10 i. Agnes Evans.
11 ii. Maggie Evans. She married Lloyd ?.
+ 12 iii. Gertrude Evans.
3. Tine Evans (William Isaac ? Evans1). She married ? Wilder. .
Child of Tine Evans and ? Wilder is:
13 i. Arthur Wilder.
She married Joseph Sizemore
Child of Tine Evans and Joseph Sizemore is:
Joseph Sizemore s/o James "Fidler:"Jim" Sizemore and Mary Polly Collett.
13 Jan 1859Roark, , Leslie County Kentucky
26 Aug 1927, Manring, Tn
I believe he's buried further up the holler.
m1. Mary Wilson
m2. Sally Pennington dau/o William Pennington & Rebecca Asher
Children: .1. Felix died young
2. Robert b.
1 July 1885, Roark, , Ky Leslie County
m. Alice Dell (tine- Tena) Evans b. tn
dau/o William Evans& Arminta Savage
Married James Wilder
14 Feb, 1902Union city, Tn
Annie had a daughter Lillie Massey who married Jarvis Hensley lived and died in Claiborne County,
I don't know which cemetery. They had five sons. She had a son Shelby Lee Farmer born in Tn. He and Annie are buried in our family plot at Tn. , Locust Grove Cemetery Keavy, KY
Joe married 3. Mary Jones dau of Theopheulous Jones and Melissa Caldwell. Her mother is in the group picture.
Joe & Mary's children:
Bertha born 1901
, Leslie County Kentucky
Luther born 1909
Sally born Tn
Mary Jones Sizemore m. Emil Gritz (Gratz) and they continued to live at Fork Ridge. Emil died1956 and grandma died in 1961 at Corbin. Emil buried in
. Mary in Fork Ridge Cemetery . Locust Grove Cemetery
Evans (William Isaac ? Evans1). Hobart
Evans is: Hobart
14 i. Daughter Evans. She married ? Weaver. She married ? Gordon.
9. Floyd Evans (William Isaac ? Evans1). He married Carrie Sowder.
Child of Floyd Evans and Carrie Sowder is:
+ 15 i. Living Evans.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 3
12. Gertrude Evans (Andy Evans2, William Isaac ? Evans1). She married Charles Wolfenbarger.
She married ? Simmons. He died Bef 1977.
Child of Gertrude Evans and Charles Wolfenbarger is:
16 i. Living Wolfenbarger. He married Living
15. Living Evans (Floyd Evans2, William Isaac ? Evans1). He married Living Schmidt.
Children of Living Evans and Living Schmidt are:
17 i. Living Evans. He married Living ?.
18 ii. Living Evans. He married Living ?.